Street Festival stalls

The footprint of our festival is set out so that acts and stalls can operate safely and create the best environment for our audiences.

Your pitch location has been allocated before the event and is non-negotiable.
Please be polite to our volunteer Market Coordinators, any unfriendly behavior will not be tolerated and will result in exclusion from future events.

Pitch Fees

We have the following types of pitch…

Suitcase Stalls

These are aimed at small scale sellers with a particular focus on local makers offering unique and individual products. We particularly like to support start-up businesses. Stalls are limited to a maximum of 1m x 1m pitch. Please note your pitch will be outdoors, there will be no cover for suitcase stalls so traders should bring their own parasol or golf umbrella and a table if required. Gazebos are not permitted for suitcase pitches. Trading hours are from 11am – 7.30pm suitcase stallholders are permitted to leave before the end of the trading hours. 

Charity stalls

Charities are offered outdoor pitches. These are limited to a 3m x 3m plot. Power will not be provided. Please bring your own gazebo as needed. 

Trade stalls

Trade stalls are aimed at arts and craft retailers, or those selling cold food (cakes, meats, cheeses etc) and hot drinks. We do not provide power for trade stalls, these are outdoors pitches. Please bring your own gazebo as needed. Trading hours are from 11am – 7.30pm.

  • Small stalls are maximum 3m x 3m
  • Large stalls are maximum 3m x 6m
  • XL stalls are a maximum 3m x 9m 

Hot food stalls

These are aimed at those aiming to provide hot food or drink. Power can be provided, but please ensure this is detailed on your application form and we will contact you separately. Please bring your own gazebo as needed. Trading hours are from 11am – 7.30pm. 

  • Small stalls are maximum 3m x 3m 
  • Large stalls are maximum 3m x 6m 

The Makery 

As a new initiative started in 2019 we want to incorporate a handmade/home-made arts and crafts fair into the annual International Street Festival, from 11 am – 6 pm in the Town Hall. We are calling it ‘The Makery’’. The aim of The Makery will be to raise the profile of contemporary local visual artists and craftspeople, provide opportunities for creativity into the public domain as well as support the local arts economy. We are looking for local artists, craftspeople and creatives who would like a stall at this year’s event. You will be provided with a 6×2 table, or a double table upon request.

Trade and hot food stalls only

If you need space for a vehicle (no bigger than a Transit van), we will charge an additional £60. We encourage you to bring your own generators if you need electricity, please ensure they are quiet and don’t give out lots of fumes. Limited power points are available for an additional £10 per day (limited to 16Amps).

Single-Use Plastics  

Over the next year, DOCA is looking to phase single-use plastics out of all events. During this time, we will start looking more favourably at market traders who share this ethos and use alternatives such as wooden cutlery or vegware and are becoming more environmentally friendly about their packaging. In future years this will be part of our selection process. 

If you want further information on alternative options we have collated some links in the following document 

Please read our Terms and Conditions before applying